Deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program pay less than one-half of RIT’s tuition. The reduced tuition rate also applies for students enrolled in the American Sign Language-English Interpretation program.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in graduate degree programs also pay a reduced tuition rate. This also applies to hearing students enrolled in the Master of Science program in Secondary Education of Students.
All admitted freshman are reviewed by the scholarship selection committee to determine each students eligibility for merit based scholarships. Merit based scholarships are competitive and are awarded in recognition of exceptional or outstanding academic achievement.
Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need based on the information provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will determine your eligibility for RIT, federal, and other financial aid programs. This may include institutional grants, federal grants, federal loan programs, and federal student employment. For additional information on these programs, please view the Supporting Your Success document.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Assistance
VR is provided by state agencies to residents who meet specific requirements. If you appear to be a candidate for support we will estimate an amount of VR support in your award letter. There is no national standard for determining VR support. Each state agency has its own method for determining awards. If the actual amount of support you receive is different from the estimated amount on your financial aid award letter please provide us with confirmation from your VR counselor. You may provide the Confirmation of VR Support form to your VR counselor to return to us via our secure file uploader.
Many students’ parents utilize other resources to meet the remaining cost after all financial aid has been considered.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan: This is a federally guaranteed loan that helps parents of dependent, undergraduate students finance educational costs. For additional information visit studentaid.gov.
Alternative Educational Loans: Are private (non-federal) loans offered through banks or lending institutions. The student is the borrower with a credit worthy co-signer. Compare PLUS loans and Alternative loans
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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Bausch and Lomb Center
56 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623-5604